|Robert De Niro||Harry Fabian|
|Jessica Lange||Helen Nasseros|
|Cliff Gorman||Phil Nasseros|
|Alan King||Ira 'Boom Boom' Grossman|
|Jack Warden||Al Grossman|
|Barry Primus||Tommy Tessler|
|Pedro Sanchez||Cuda Sanchez|
Harry Fabian is a crooked lawyer running cons all over New York City. After he fails at a boxing scam, he finds himself in dire financial straits and takes a loan from a merciless moneylender named Mr. Peck . When he needs help paying Peck back, Harry turns to Helen, a married waitress he is sleeping with. He begins to plot one last con -- that double-crosses many of his allies. With no friends left around town, Harry's luck goes from bad to worse.